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Poster: Grateful Rat Date: Dec 8, 2009 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

every year at this time I put away the Dead and haul out my christmas music until about Dec 26 and start gearing up for my NYE GD concerts. BTW any Christmas music selection you all would recommend??Listening to Diana Krallnow..and on another note what Christmas songs would be on the GD christmas album??..if there was one and I think im glad there isnt.

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 8, 2009 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

start hear >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQXMT_QhguI

http://www.archive.org/details/ChristmasCarols

http://www.archive.org/details/christmas_carols_2006_librivox

http://www.archive.org/details/mmj2001-12-25.WFPK

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Poster: Grateful Rat Date: Dec 9, 2009 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

Thanks for the Links..Ill be listening

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 8, 2009 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

When it comes to Christmas music, I prefer the standards over most anything newer.....Sinatra, Bing crosby, Nat King Cole etc,etc. The stuff Mom and Dad played when I was a kid is still the stuff I like the most.....well except for Santa Claus and his old lady by Cheech and Chong!! :)

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Poster: Grateful Rat Date: Dec 9, 2009 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

I agree with the older being better..Coles version of "Chestnuts" is still my favorite. Two newer ones you might want to check out are The Carpenters(yup I said the Carpenters!! Cant believe it myself sometimes) also the Manhatten Transfer. These are two

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 9, 2009 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

Does anyone else remember the Christmas albums you used to get with a fill-up at gas stations back in the '60s.

My parents still have and play the Firestone Christmas album they got at a Texaco station some 40 years ago. Nat, Bing, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Glenn Campbell, Andre Previn, Johnny Mathis, Roger Whitaker, and many others.

http://cgi.ebay.com/10-LP-RECORD-COLLECTION-OF-FIRESTONE-CHRISTMAS-ALBUMS_W0QQitemZ360215387668QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53de829e14

One of my favorites......

Julie Andrews -

"I saw three ships go sailing by,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day
I saw three ships go sailing by,
On Christmas Day in the morning."

Sigh. Mando gettin' all nostalgic and stuff.

Mando << Wipes happy memory tear from eye.

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2009-12-09 20:00:05

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Dec 9, 2009 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Contest - Dead Style

Mando - the Goodyear album we had was THE Christmas album growing up. My mom still has it - as I recall, ours had color images of each singer's face in little boxes all around the cover. I actually miss hearing the old Christmas songs that don't seem to get much play anymore. You know, it's hard to find a Good King Wencesclas or O Tannenbaum these days....

Edit: originally thought mine was a Firestone, but it was Goodyear - see example cover:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_EQXPQvxgn9A/R3LHf2BS45I/AAAAAAAACI0/tfMdv1TMYKo/s320/GoodyearChristmasVolume1Front.jpg

This post was modified by cosmic charlie dupree on 2009-12-09 20:19:28